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Panthers To Pick Third Overall In 2011 NHL Entry Draft

Tuesday, 04.12.2011 / 9:06 PM ET / 2011 NHL Draft
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Panthers To Pick Third Overall In 2011 NHL Entry Draft
SUNRISE, Fla. – After completion of the National Hockey League Draft drawing this evening, the Florida Panthers will select No. 3 overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft to be held at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The first round will take place on Friday, June 24 commencing at 7 p.m. (EST), with the subsequent rounds (two-seven) beginning at 11 a.m. (EST) on Saturday, June 25.
 
The Florida Panthers will choose third overall for the second consecutive year, last year selecting D Erik Gudbranson with the third overall choice.
 
The order of selection for the first 14 drafting positions in the first round, only, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft is as follows:
 
1.         Edmonton
2.         Colorado
3.         Florida
4.         New Jersey (won Draft Drawing and moved up from 8th)
5.         NY Islanders
6.         Ottawa
7.         Atlanta
8.         Columbus
9.         Boston (from TOR)
10.        Minnesota
11.        Colorado (conditional/optional from STL)
12.        Carolina
13.        Calgary
14.        Dallas
 
According to NHL Central Scouting Bureau C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Western Hockey League and D Adam Larsson of the Swedish Elite League are the top NHL 2011 draft-eligible skaters from North America and Europe. Other players who will receive first overall draft considerations include, No. 2 ranked left wing Gabriel Landeskog (Stockholm, Sweden) of the Ontario Hockey League’s Kitchener Rangers and No. 3-ranked center Jonathan Huberdeau (Laval, Quebec) of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Saint John Sea Dogs.
 
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 79 15 39 10 54
J. Jokinen 81 8 36 -2 44
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
A. Ekblad 81 12 27 12 39
B. Boyes 78 14 24 11 38
A. Barkov 71 16 20 -4 36
J. Hayes 72 19 16 -4 35
B. Campbell 82 3 24 4 27
B. Pirri 49 22 2 6 24
D. Bolland 53 6 17 4 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 28 19 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 6 7 2 .892 3.01
 
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